Neuromuscular & Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, lower back pain, and tight, sore shoulders.  Your massage therapist will use some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down bands of painful, rigid tissue in muscles, tendons, and ligaments to alleviate pain and improve circulation.

Neuromuscular massage is a very anatomy specific massage modality. You really feel the massage therapist working each muscle group down to each individual muscle. In this process, muscle stripping, friction on the attachments and Trigger Point work is utilized.

This sort of therapy is used to treat chronic Myofascial pain syndromes. This refers to pain, tenderness, autonomic phenomena, and associated dysfunction due to active trigger points in related muscle groups or muscles. These trigger points are hyperirritable tissue within muscle bands that cause referral pain, motor dysfunction, nerve compression, and other autonomic phenomena, and are produced by overuse or improper use of a muscle group. For example, too many hours hunched over the computer can lead to tight muscles and trigger points in many shoulder and neck muscles. This can lead to chronic pain, motor dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and headaches, etc.